mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Malty with some spicyness, very weak on the nose. In taste dry, low sweet with very harsh bitterness and peppery finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a medium, rocky white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate earthy wheat malt, lemongrass, pear esters and black pepper. Flavor is earthy wheat malt, lemon zest, medium citrus hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
koshack (1249) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
W smaku kwaskowate, lekkie nuty winne, wyraźnie dzikie.
Wyraźna goryczka w smaku. Lekko cierpkie i ściągające. Zostawia lekko słonawy posmak.
Alengrin (4336) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of Prairie’s saisons brewed some place else. Clear, deep ’old gold’ colour with calm sparkling and irregular but dense, off-white, somewhat thin head but retaining well on the edges and in the form of small ’islands’ floating on the surface. Becomes a misty ochre with deposit. Pleasurable aroma of starfruit, melon, bubblegum, lemon zest, honey, young cheese, wild flowers, buttermilk, caramel, cider, bread crust, freshly cut grass, canned apricot, pineapple, sweet dessert wine. Nicely fruity onset, estery but still remaining quite ’clean’, sweetish with hints of sweet grapes, watermelon, unripe peach and green banana, soft carbo, very light salty touch for a brief moment, smooth, supple and lean body of caramelly malt sweetishness, spicy yeasty notes here and there and especially in the finish, where they match perfectly with a peppery, leafy hop bitterness, not harsh but gently and gradually drying and bittering the palate while juicy and fruity maltiness go down into the throat. Well rounded and balanced little saison, quenching at 4.5% ABV like the style was originally intended, but perhaps a bit too clean in comparison with most (traditional) Belgian saisons from the Hainaut province. Still, you can feel that this is carefully conceived and executed, and Prairie has already proven its feeling for farmhouse ales in previous products I tasted from them.
Arek (928) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap 0.5 l, Szynkarnia, Wroc?aw, Poland.
Z?ote, klarowne piwo z puszyst? i sztywn? pian? oraz ?wie?ym, owocowo-kwiatowym aromatem. W smaku lekkie i orze?wiaj?ce, lekko s?odkawe, owocowe, troch? kwaskowe, cytrusowe, z subteln? goryczk? na finiszu.
Maakun (3397) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at home. Murky pale straw with big fizzy head that leaves a nice film. Light spicy yeast, some dough (I get some bread yeast besides the spicy yeast too), slight milk, nuts, straw, lemon. Light sweet and bitter. Under medium bodi9ed with quite some fizzy carbonation. Nice drinkable stuff, though it has some notes of milky dough with bread yeast that are closer to a witbier and don’t work too well for me here.
Blade86 (1231) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden, rather clear, small white foam, some lacing; spicy, citrus, grass; medium sweetness, lightly bitter and sour; medium body, quite smooth feel but lively carbonation, long dry and little bit tart finish;
Overall: Balanced, quite drinkable but with some character, without flaws
-- rated with beerbasher
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@BBB, Göteborg. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, some floral, zesty and yeasty notes along with mild spicy notes. Flavour is very similar in a nice balance.
tmrmwel (1699) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow, with a big creamy head. Aroma is yeast with notes of wood and pepper, kandi and malty notes of doughy bread, as well as some farmyardy notes of grass, berries and earth. Medium to full body, with lively carbonation. Flavour is peppery yeast, with notes of wood and sugar, sweet malty notes of bread, cereals and honey, as well as some perfumey and rustic earthy notes. Quite sweet finish, and a tad too sweet to be tremendously quaffable. Still enjoyable.
skoisirius (1907) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. Is what it is - Prairie’s version of a 6er beer - and it’s dank. Full on sessionable saison here. Grainy, slight hay, hints of spice. Excellent for what it is.